[arch-general] associations for chromium

Jeffrey Lynn Parke Jr. jeffrey.parke at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 05:13:20 CET 2010

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Sergey Manucharian <ingeniware at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I wonder if somebody could already figure out how to handle file and
> protocol associations for Chromium. For those who use a DE like
> KDE/Gnome most probably everything works out of box. There is an
> article in wiki how to use chromium with no DE [1]. It suggest to use
> mimeo and xdg-utils-mimeo, but it simply does not work (at least in my
> case).
> For those who are interested to read further the details are below.
> When I click a link pointing to mms:// stream chromium pops up a
> message that it's going to use xdg-open to handle it. The
> xdg-utils-mimeo allows to associate a protocol with an application,
> which I already has done - set to mplayer. Instead it tries to open
> smplayer with no (or bad) link passed. I've uninstalled smplayer and it
> tried to use realplayer, I've uninstalled realplayer and now it uses
> vlc. I couldn't find where that sequence is hardcoded. But now I see
> that the link itself is getting transformed in something weird:
> ----------------------------8<----------------------------
> File reading failed:
> VLC could not open the file
> "/etc/X11/mms:/
> Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL
> 'file:///etc/X11/mms%3A/
> ----------------------------8<----------------------------
> The strange path "/etc/X11" comes is the directory I've accidentally
> started X from...
> Any ideas?
> Sergey
> [1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chromium

I too am interested in seeing a better solution for this. I frequent torrent
sites that feature magnet links. Chromium doesn't seem to know what a magnet
link is for... so I'll keep watching this for updates then.

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